The Maccabi Tel Aviv squad were in no mood to let the wintry weather interfere with their final practice at Kiryat Shalom training ground ahead of their all-important Europa League match against Bordeaux tomorrow night at Bloomfield Stadium at 8pm. Assuming Maccabi can avoid defeat, they'll have booked their place in the following knock-out phase of the competition. And even if they don't, a loss by fellow groupmates APOEL Nicosia to Eintracht Frankfurt would still suffice to see the Maccabeans advance to the round of 32. For a look at the state of play in all the Europa League groups going into the final group-stage matchday, just click here.
This evening both visitors Bordeaux and home side Maccabi Tel Aviv will hold press conferences ahead of the match. The French team arrived in Israel last night and this evening will hold their own final practice at Bloomfield Stadium ahead of the match.
Ticket sales for the match are ongoing (click here to make your purchase). The company Sports Palaces Ltd., managers of Tel Aviv's large indoor "NOKIA" sports arena, have announced that Maccabi Tel Aviv fans wishing to go to the arena after the match to watch the Euroleague basketball game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Lithuanian club Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius will have 200 parking spaces at their disposal at the nearby "Galit" parking garage.
In collaboration with the "GetTaxi" company, Maccabi Tel Aviv have arranged a special offer to their fans providing them with a NIS 30 discount on all taxi fares to tomorrow night's match at Bloomfield Stadium. The "GetTaxi" application is free to download at www.gettaxi.co.il. All you need do then is to enter the special offer code GTMACCABITLV under your personal profile, then the number of your credit card and you're off and running (or riding to be more exact!). Just bear in mind that this offer is available soley on the night of the match and to first-time "GetTaxi" users only.